Hidden Gems

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As a blogger you get sent some extraordinary press releases.

Recently lots of them have been tenuously linked to the Duchess of Cambridge. I’ve been sent ‘recipes for a right royal baby shower’, told that lavender biscuits are all the craze since Catherine ate them to help with morning sickness, and that “jam making is back in vogue” once it emerged that the Duchess of Cambridge “loves to make fruit jam at home while she’s waiting for Prince William”. Sorry – ‘at home waiting for Prince William‘ – apparently women’s lib never happened.… 

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Afternoon Tea at The Modern Pantry & Matcha Tea Ice Cream

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Ethnicity is an interesting thing. People are often eager to dredge up exotic influences. Most are genuine, and some are more tenuous. Recently a guy I know claimed to have French blood. “It came across with William” they said. “William who?” I asked. “Well, the Conqueror” they drawled. Dubious.… 

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Mini Victoria sponge

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On Saturday I set about tidying my room. This was even less fun than I expected. Especially on a sunny day, and especially when it took me two hours to clean the goddamned windows. As soon as you start to notice the dust in London that’s the end of it. The only option is to zone out into a state of ignorance and back to ignoring the grime and dust that settles on everything – especially the clean, hard surfaces…. 

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